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  1. I’ve got aftermarket 500 wheels on my car with No problems. Been on for almost 10 years, no leaks or rusting. I’ve had the car on the highway and hit 100 mph many times, and again, no problems. If you pay attention to putting them on properly with the correct torque, then you will have no problems. If you just slap them on with an air wrench over and over again, then ya the holes will eventually get rounded. I have about 15k miles on them and again No problems.
  2. I got the same one. Have used it quite a few times, come in handy for sure.
  3. I installed the RetroSound radio and really like it.
  4. Hello and Welcome from Michigan. Looks like a great car!
  5. My 72 Mach 1 Q code came from the factory with the long hose and cooler.
  6. Hello and Welcome from Michigan. Great car, hope your restoration is going good for you.
  7. So yes, this is the newly re designed bar that they made and is what I put on my car.
  8. Keep the Cleveland. With all the money you save from changing everything over to fit the 460, you can put that into the 351.
  9. Very cool, congratulations! Hopefully everything goes well with your procedure and you can have fun with your new toy.
  10. Hello and Welcome from Michigan. Great car and great story. Hope you get it back in shape.
  11. I repaired my badly cracked steering wheel and finally got around to putting it back on. Was pretty easy to fix. I used my Dremel tool to grind out the cracks to make them larger. That makes a nice surface for the epoxy to grab to, and it makes it so you can get enough epoxy in the cracks. If you just try to cram some glue or epoxy in, it just doesn’t work. I used PC7, a 2 part putty which adheres to plastic and POR Patch. The POR dries very hard and is pretty difficult to sand. The PC7 putty is much easier to sand and it seems like it should be durable enough. So I used the POR for some of the really wider and deeper cracks and then used the putty for the top. Sanded it down and went back over with more putty to fill in some pin holes. Then painted it with 2k semi gloss black. Turned out pretty good.
  12. Well I’m no expert but I do have that same Eaton Tru Trac with 3.50 gears. I had a local shop do the change over for me though. I went from an open differential with 3:25 gears to the 3.50 gears and the Eaton and it is awesome! If you do very much freeway driving you might want a 3.25. I kept the 28 spline axles, no need for me to change them as I’m not pushing that much hp. I think I’m around 425 at the most, so I’m not worried about them holding up. As far as the drum brakes go, I have front disc with the drums out back and I have no reason to change. They work pretty good and I don’t think it’s worth it to change. But if you have drums all around then I would definitely do the front and maybe back too. Im sure others will be more help but I thought I would let you know my experience with what I did. Good luck, hope that helps some!
  13. Hello and Welcome from Michigan. Sharp looking car you picked up. Hope you have good luck and lots of fun with it!
  14. Nothing special, 15x7 500s w/ P235 60R BFGs, KYB shocks, stock rear springs. I am planning on going to a little wider tire next time I have to get them.
  15. Just to add... my car really does handle much better with the 7/8” bar. It was a very noticeable difference from the old wimpy 1/2 bar. Just wish they would have made it fit better to begin with. No difference with the re-designed bar other than now it fits better. So I have a 1 1/8” sway bar in the front with the 7/8 in the back. My car drives and corners very nice! Way better than before.
  16. My builder said that the Cleveland was originally put into service with a 180* in 1970. After that they went to the 192* for emission reasons. That’s why he said to run a 180. I’ll have to see what happens in the hotter weather.
  17. My shroud is brand new from NPD and is the stock replacement. I did measure everything and I made sure to be as close to the right recommendations as possible. I think the pics make it look closer to the radiator than it is. It was working good to keep the temp in line with the thermostat. I did have to change the thermostat to a 192*. The engine builder installed a 180* saying that it would be better, but it was running to cold. I only had a chance to drive it a couple times after I went to the 192*, seemed fine.
  18. They don’t make a 5/8” bar for our cars that I know of. I tried to convince them that the rear bar only needed to be 3/4” but they still made it 7/8”.
  19. My fan needed a 1/2” spacer to get it in to the shroud some. Now it’s in the 2/3- 3/4 range like it should be.
  20. No problems with the extra weight for me, so far anyway. Actually I never really thought about it.
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